‘Famous 4 15 seconds’
One always thinks that they have seen it all. You’ve never really done so until you have taken a trip on the MTA’s trains. Who ever heard of a flat tire on one of the wheels when the trains are obviously not made of rubber. That is so apparent from that awful noise they make. Ok, ok, ok! Let me get to the point and reason for this story. 8:10 in the evening and a quiet train ride to china town. Well as quiet as the trains will allow. I swear that peace in the Middle East had settled in on our car. No one had a worry and each everyone of us were engrossed in our own ‘raison d-être’. Suddenly a loud scream and a huge parting of the seas as everyone scoured away from the axis of disgust. A young man who apparently was sitting there the whole time sleeping started regurgitating whatever he took in that week. Oh and he did this while sleeping. His eyes never opened and I swear we had a front row seat to all he ate and drank this week. Suddenly the smell. The stench upstaged my outfit, the little baby’s cute face, those fabulous high heels that girl sported. Need I say more? IT FREAKING STANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Our performer decided to wipe his face with his hands and smeared more of the oral excrement on his person. This my friends, he did with his eyes closed! It was as if he decide to go to the bathroom as a somnambulist and returned to bed unaware of anyone’s reaction and disgust. I kept thinking to myself thank god he was not in bed on his back. That might have been fatal. To add injury to insult or insult to injury depending on how you look at it. The smart phones came out and our vomiter became ‘famous for 15 seconds’. I wonder if Warhol would say his ‘famous for 15 minutes’ quote if he lived now in the time of the Internet where
YouTube, Facebook and whatnot can make you immortal. To a limited crowd of course. I realized that I had not seen it all and there moments awe to come in my life.